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'''Steven Paul''' "'''Elliott'''" '''Smith''' (August 6, 1969 – October 21, 2003) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and lived for much of his life in Portland, Oregon, where he first gained popularity. Smith's primary instrument was the guitar, though he was also proficient with piano, clarinet, bass guitar, drums, and harmonica. Smith had a distinctive vocal style, characterized by his "whispery, spiderweb-thin delivery", and used Multitrack recording|multi-tracking to create vocal layers, textures, and harmony|harmonies. After playing in the rock band Heatmiser for several years, Smith began his solo career in 1994, with releases on the independent record labels Cavity Search Records|Cavity Search and Kill Rock Stars (KRS). In 1997, he signed a contract with DreamWorks Records, for which he...
Birth nameSteven Paul Smith
Birth date{{birth date|1969|8|6}}
Birth placeOmaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Death date{{death date and age|2003|10|21|1969|8|6}}
Death placeLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Genre{{hlist|Indie folk{{cite magazine |date= January 11, 1999|title= CMJ's Top 30 Editorial Picks|url= https://books.google.com/books?id=u49RaKREnYEC&pg=PA3|magazine= CMJ New Music Report|location= New York City|publisher= CMJ Network, Inc.|access-date= August 13, 2016}}|indie pop{{cite web |url= http://exclaim.ca/music/article/elliott_smith_doc_heaven_adores_you_gets_limited_theatrical_release|title= Elliott Smith Doc 'Heaven Adores You' Gets Limited Theatrical Release|last= Hughes|first= Josiah|date= March 24, 2015|website= Exclaim!|publisher= Ian Danzig|access-date= August 23, 2016}}|indie rock{{cite magazine |date= May 2000|title= Mr. Misery|url= https://books.google.com/books?id=TmIEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA86|magazine= Out (magazine)|Out|location= United States|publisher= Here Media|Here Publishing|access-date= August 13, 2016}}|Lo-fi music|lo-fi{{cite book |author= Adam Brent Houghtaling|title= This Will End in Tears: The Miserabilist Guide to Music|url= https://books.google.com/books?id=UWHCtpJ4wJQC&pg=PT29|date= 7 August 2012|publisher= HarperCollins|isbn= 978-0-06-209896-2|page= 29}}}}
Occupation{{hlist|Musician|singer-songwriter}}
Instrument{{hlist|Guitar|vocals|piano|clarinet|bass|drums|harmonica}}
Years active1991–2003
Label{{hlist|Virgin Records|Virgin/Caroline Records|Caroline|{{nowrap|Cavity Search Records|Cavity Search}}|{{nowrap|Kill Rock Stars}}|{{nowrap|Suicide Squeeze}}|DreamWorks Records|DreamWorks|ANTI-|Domino Records|Domino}}
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